There are about 40 species in the genus of the Peace Lily Plant (botanically, Spathiphyllum). It's a fantastic house plant for low light or indirect light situations.
However they can be temperamental and finicky when the seasons change.
|Here, not only are the tips of the leaves turning brown...|
These browning tips can be caused by several factors:
2). root bound - too small of pot
3). chlorine in water
4). lack of humidity
Lack of humidity and chlorine I suspect are the culprits here. Since I moved, this plant has suffered every winter. I let it dry out between watering and water making sure that I don't overly soak the pot.
Because I have forced air for heat, I try and relocate it during the colder months to avoid this from happening. I've even tried grouping it with other plants to create a more humid spot, but with forced air in the room fed by two heat vents, it's hard to maintain adequate humidity in the room.
On closer inspection, I've noticed water marks on the leaves from watering.
|Entire edges of some leaves are turning brown and papery thin.|
|My hard tap water is leaving marks as the water droplets dry. |
Hard minerals and chlorine in tap water is quite harsh on plants. Most house plants grow in soil-less mixtures and with the added loss of humidity, tap water can be tough on plant roots. From now on, I will use tap water that has sit for several days. Allowing the chlorine to dissipate. As for the hard minerals, I may use the water from my dehumidifier to see if it's any better for my plants.
For now, I have cut back any leaves that are browning. Any stems that have begun to have spots.
I filled boiled water in an atomizer and have sprayed this plant to help encourage new growth and to help it bounce back.
Spring is only a month away. Hopefully, my Peace Lily will flourish again and provide great flowering all year long!